Definition of non-rational in English:

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1Not rational: emotive, non-rational arguments
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  • Sixth, non-rational human behaviour was accepted and explored.
  • But in a subtle way, these non-rational taboos could discredit and pre-empt the application of rational criteria in other spheres.
  • Surely it is better to choose on the basis of rational or humanitarian reasons, rather than for non-rational reasons?
1.1Not able to be explained by reason: the non-rational basis for his faith
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  • No matter how ‘intelligent’ it is, most of its appeal will always be non-rational.
  • We shall see in Chapter 10 that non-rational forces play an important role in sustaining organizations.
  • Likewise, I think that there are three categories of faith - non-rational, rational and irrational.

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